The center strives to be a model of Developmentally Appropriate Practices. Guidelines established by the National Association for the Education of Young Children are followed. At the CLC we believe that children learn primarily through active play while exploring and interacting with their environments. That belief is based on sound research by leading theorists such as Jean Piaget, Lev Vygotsky, Maria Montessori, Erik Erikson, and the acclaimed early childhood movement from Reggio Emilia, Italy.
You will see teachers that are loving and responsive. Expanding upon children's play to help them learn new skills.
Activities include centers, circle time, outdoor learning experiences, and sensory-motor play.
Teachers focus on skills for learning including paying attention, following directions, and controlling impulses.